Frederick L. Kidd, 55, loving father and husband entered the eternal gates of heaven on November 16, 2012. Fred was born on May 28, 1957, in Muskegon, Michigan, and was predeceased by his parents, George and Geneva Kidd; Aunt Ruth Allen; mother-in-law, Carmen Reyes; brothers-in-law, Andy Reyes and Roque Saldana; sisters-in-law, Linda Saldana and Pamela Saldana; and nephew, Jazz Saldana. He leaves to cherish his memory a large, loving family. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Denise; daughter, Vanessa; son, Garrett; father-in-law, Joe (Julia Manchego) Reyes; brothers and sisters, George Kidd Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, Steve G. Kidd of Aurora, Colorado, Yvonne M. Chase of Muskegon, Michigan, Raymond E.(Donata M.) Kidd of Muskegon Michigan, Jerome C. Kidd of San Antonio, Texas, Michael W. Kidd of San Antonio, Texas, and Lonzell B. (Jacquelyn Y.) Kidd of McCordsville, Indiana; brothers-in-law, James A. (Yvonne) Saldana, and Steve (Cindy) Reyes; sisters-in-law, Helen (Lawrence) Gurule, Gloria J. Reyes, and Geraldine Baker. Fred is also survived by a large extended family which includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Fred's career spanned over 32 years in Higher Education. His overarching passion and legacy was assisting college students achieve their educational goals by mentoring, guiding, and helping explore funding options for their college education. Fred had abundant knowledge and expertise in financial aid systems, project management, enrollment `management strategies, technology and business process reviews, system integration and production support, and sales and marketing, which he combined to accomplish a successful career. Overall, Fred worked with most of the major campus software solutions in higher education and with over fifty colleges and universities nationwide in the areas of system development, implementation, and training. He had an inherent sense about helping clients redesign their business processes and procedures to fully meet their needs. Fred's most current position was a Principal Consultant in Higher Education and Healthcare Consulting with proficiency in Financial Aid management and software systems with Oracle; he was also a Certified Financial Aid Instructor with Oracle University and Principal Consultant with CUNY. Additionally, he served as a Senior Vice President with SallieMae where he focused on value added services, retention, and diversity initiatives with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He also held the position of Executive Director of Sales and National Value Added Consultant for JPMorgan Chase Bank. Prior to his value added consulting services experience with SallieMae and JPMorgan Chase, Fred was Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Director of Financial Aid, and Director of Computer Information Systems (Financial Aid Office) for Colorado State University, Pueblo, Interim Vice President of Student Services, Director of Financial Aid and Computer Information Systems Coordinator for Pueblo Community College, Director of Student Financial Aid, EEOC Officer, Title III Project Director, and Management Development Specialist for New Mexico Highlands University, and Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid and Financial Aid Counselor/Job Location and Development Coordinator for Colorado State University, Pueblo. Fred was heavily involved, well-known, and highly respected in Pueblo and surrounding community for his philanthropic endeavors, which included El Pomar Foundation's Emerging Leaders Development Program, fundraising and board development and membership with PAACO, and volunteer efforts. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. To order flowers or leave online condolences, please go to

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  1. I was deeply saddened to hear that Fred had passed on. we used to share a lot of good, competitive times on the basketball courts around Pueblo back in the day. I know Fred is practicing his jump shot up there with some of the other guys that have gone before. May he rest in peace.

  2. My heart was saddened as I heard the news today. I am thankful that God saw it fit to be able to encounter both of you in my life: as we spoke tonight God has a plan for everything. I truly appreciated knowing Fred for the time I did; loved his heart, sweet spirit, and passion for others. I share your tears Denise, as you and the family will definitely be in my heart and prayers. Much love …

  3. My sympathies are with Fred’s family. I had many a wonderful evening talk and dinner with Fred over the years. He was a great man and a great friend, too. I will miss him from the projects and classes we did together in the Higher Education practise at Oracle.

  4. My sympathies to Fred’s family. I enjoyed working with Fred through the years and found him to be a thoughtful, caring, and talented man. He was fun to be around and taught me a great deal about serving others through his work. He will be missed.

  5. I am so sadden to learn of Fred’s passing. He was truly a wonderful man. It was a joy to work with him. He will be greatly missed!!!! May God grant you peace and love!

  6. To the Kidd family: I am saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. He was a highly educated young man and we are so proud of him. May you know that God is with you and He will comfort you. Be blessed.
    Jessie Pearson, Muskegon Twp., MI

  7. To Denise, Vanessa and Garrett,

    We extend our deepest sympathies to you during this most difficult time. May God comfort you and give you abiding peace.

    The Gill Family (William, Val, Niki and Marqui)

  8. My prayers go out to the survivors of “Freddie” as I knew him growing up. He was a great soul ! Funny and kind, most of all kind.. Remember him and grow from knowing him. He was a blessing to know. God is blessing him with this moment. Yours in faith, Mettazzee

  9. To the family of Fred Kidd, our condolences go out to you during your loss. Fred was a classmate of mine. Our prayers will continue to be with you and the family, Samuel & Sheila (Houston) Billips, Jr.

  10. To the family of Fred Kidd, Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband and father. He was a great man and friend of mine. We played a lot of pick up basketball at the YMCA, while pursuing our professional careers. Please know that my thoughts and blessings are with your family during this difficult time.

  11. My deepest condolences, The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in
    spirit. Fred was a delight and a very good man….we meet back in 77 in college, even though life took us in different directions there were always times when he would pop on my radar. My our Lord grant you all peace and keep you close, be in his spirit and I pray for understanding and always have hope. Blessing always and in God well….we shall all meet again!!
    Terence Douglas (TD)

  12. Dear Denise…Please accept my sincerest sympathies in the loss of your husband. I didn’t have the honor of befriending him in any way but do remember your conversations of him while you and I were employed together several years ago. You and your children will be in my prayers during this difficult time, know that you are in my thoughts as well.
    Blessings Always,
    Donna Houser

  13. Fred
    is a true gentleman. I had the pleasure to work with him during a Higher Ed project
    in Ohio. He had such a friendly personality and always greeted you with a warm
    smile. Everyone would agree that he made it easy to befriend him. He was a
    great communicator and he contributed tremendously to the success of the
    project. I respected him as a friend, a colleague and was truly sadden by the
    news. He will be missed.

  14. My condolences to the family of Fred Kidd. I went to High School with Fred in Muskegon Heights, MI. May God bless and keep you all in his loving care during this time of sorrow. Vernice Dye Brown

  15. Denise and family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your husband and father. My heart breaks for you and I know how much you loved Fred. My sincere sympathy to all of you. What a beautiful tribute to him and I can feel how truly loved he was by so many people and what a special man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you.

    Cindy Goure

  16. I had the pleasure and fortune to have met this caring, sincere and professional man. I will always consider him to be my professional mentor as I came into the world of software consulting. Fred and I spent many hours working together at Lorain County Community College in Ohio. He was such an easy-going and grounded man that he made even difficult times seem easy. He really shared his joy and knowledge of helping those in higher ed – students, staff and colleagues. I know many people have benefited from having Fred in their lives and I’m happy to say that I am one of them. Thank you, Fred.

  17. My words cannot share my heart, but anyone who knew Fred will appreciate it when I say I will miss Fred’s loving spirit, smile, and warmth. �His eyes were reassuring, letting all know he cared � From the first time I met Fred he reminded me of the importance of humanity. �He was the kind of person you always wanted a hug from when you saw him. � Fred always brought you up and filled you with warmth. �Simply, put Fred was special. �He touched my heart and added joy to my �life and will be missed by me.�

    Goodbye Fred, thanks for sharing part of your life with me.�

  18. To the Kidd Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We worked on a project together. He was a kind man with a huge smile and was always joking around.

  19. To the Kidd Family,

    I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Fred was an amazing person. My prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. I pray you find comfort in your memories of him and the love you shared. Denise, he lives in your heart and you will see that love everytime you look in your children’s faces. May God bless you all.

  20. To the Family,

    It is with deep felt sorrow that I am very sorry to hear about Frederick. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. If you need someone to talk to I am always available to lend you my support. Please know that I am here for you.

  21. Deepest sympathies to Fred’s family. I got to know Fred during my years working in Higher Education, he always had a smile on his face.

  22. To the kidd family you all have my condolences for your loss Frank Merriweather and Family Muskegon Heights, Michigan.

  23. Vanessa,
    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your Father. Know that you
    shine his goodness and passion for higher ed in all that you do! Reading
    about him portrayed a likeness to you that I am sure he was very proud of.

    If there is anything that I can do to make this time of grieving less difficult
    please do not hesitate to ask.

    My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Take care of you,
    Jennifer Strobl

  24. Vanessa and Kidd Family,

    It’s with thoughts of care and concern that I extend my sympathies on your loss. My you find grace in these times of challenge. And with your father’s heavenly guidance, you CAN carry on his legacy of sharing knowledge and support of other’s.

  25. Vanessa and family,

    What a wonderful tribute to your father! I have heard about how great he was while working with Vanessa over the past few years. It is nice to see his face and how he resembles you, Vanessa. I wish I could have known this loving, giving and compassionate man who contributed so much to others and the world.

  26. Vanessa, sincere sympathy for the pain you and your family are experiencing.
    I am sorry I did not meet him. Your father was a good man, helping people with many worthwhile accomplishments during his life. Those accomplishments will continue and the people who lives he touched will remember him with fondness for many years to come.

  27. Vanessa – my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. This is such a hard time. Just know that our thoughts are with you and if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. Your UCOL family.

  28. Although I did not know Fred, I am friends with his beautiful daughter Vanessa. She always spoke with such love and admiration for her dad. My prayers go out to everyone who will know this loss, especially Vanessa, Garrett and Denise.

  29. My deepest sympathies, and condolences. There are some people who are genuinely nice, and easy to be around. Fred was one of these people. He always had a smile on his face, and a ready laugh. Fred did many things during his time on Earth, but he took the most pride in his family. It was obvious that he loved his family intensely, and that he felt loved in return. We feel his loss, and mourn his passing. May God bless you all with peace, comfort, and strength during this trying time.

  30. Dearest Denise, Venessa and Garrett, our hearts are with you in the sadness of having to say good-bye to your loving husband and father. May you feel wrapped up in the warmth of your many memories. May the angels of light and love surround you today and all the days ahead.

  31. I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I knew Fred through his work at CUNY where he helped us with our Financial Aid go-live. He was a kind and thoughtful man who was enjoyable to be around. We missed him when he left. My sympathy goes out to his family.

  32. On behalf of Fred’s last client, The City University of New York, Production Support Department, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Kidd family. We are so sorry for your loss. Fred was a valued member of our team and he played an instrumental role in supporting the go live of the Financial Aid module last May. I liked Fred personally and professionally. I am glad that we had the opportunity to interact with Fred here in New York socially on several occasions. He was a kind, good spirited individual that balanced our New York sensibilities nicely! Denise, Vanessa and Garrett, he spoke about you often and proudly! I asked him for advice on many occasions in regard to the tribulations of raising teenagers. He just smiled at me knowingly and said it would all be better soon enough. Thank you for sharing him with us a few days per week as an expert consultant. We I’ll miss you Fred.

  33. My condolences to the family of Freddie Kidd.

    Denise, Vanessa and Garrett I am at a loss for words to hear about Freddie! I know you all are shocked as well. But, know he was loved and lead a great life. When ever I came back to Pueblo, Co I’d make it a point to contact Freddie and talk about our “gun n days” in basketball, lol. We’d see who could score the most point’s….OHIO or Michigan….a small joke we had going! I will miss you Freddie! May God watch over your family my friend!
    Sincerely with GOD’s BLESSINGS
    Donald “CITYBOY/STONE” Blanton

  34. My dear Denise, Vanessa and Garrett,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. I enjoyed hearing about your travels together and how much he loved his family and pets. Such a big man with such a big heart! Our community and those he helped are indebted to him and the passion he had for helping others. I pray for strength and rest for you. I love you, Denise.

  35. I met Fred in 1980; he was a young ambitious USC basketball
    player. We both worked as Doormen, at the Cooper Theater in downtown Pueblo, Colorado. He was a couple years older and was already a mature individual. We shared many talks and laughs together.
    Though, we did not stay in touch, I will miss him.
    See you on the other side Fred Kidd.
    Always, Don Barbari

  36. Praying for our family as we grieve Uncle Fred. May peace, love, and understanding fall upon us. Love you all, Kimberly Copeland

  37. Denise, Vanessa and Garrett,
    Words can not express our sorrow for the loss of your beloved husband and father. We pray you will be comforted by your faith and the support of your family, friends and the countless young people that Fred was able to help over the years. He has truly left a tremendous legacy.

    David and Lori Dame

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